'''South Carolina''' is a U.S. state|state
in the Southeastern United States|southeastern region
of the United States
. The state is bordered to the north by North Carolina
, to the south and west by Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia
across the Savannah River
, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean
South Carolina became the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution|U.S. Constitution
, doing so on May 23, 1788. South Carolina became the first state to vote to secede from the United States|Union
on December 20, 1860. After the American Civil War
, it was readmitted into the United States on June 25, 1868.
South Carolina is the List of U.S. states and territories by area|40th most extensive
and the List of U.S. states and territories by population|23rd most populous U.S. state
. Its GDP
as of 2013 was $183.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 3.13%.